Gender and Migration
Understood as a social construction of femininity and
masculinity and inequalities consequent upon these constructions, gender
fundamentally influences migration and its impacts on societies and
individuals. It shapes migration processes at different levels: who migrates,
why, where, for how long and with what consequences? Gender ideologies also
(often implicitly) form migration policies and institutions which try to
control migration flows.
This thematic section aims at discussing gender and
migration at different levels of analysis and asks how gender differentiates
migrants’ experiences, formation of migrant women’s and men’s identities and
how it permeates migration practices, policies and institutions.
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Gender and MigrationCzech Republic
The panic over refugees in a country which granted approximately 150 asylum and subsidiary protections per year (big part of them for Ukrainians) is slowly subsiding. But the “patriotic” nationalistic and of course conservative political parties side by side with ...
27. 6. 13
This video is an edited record of the public debate “Migrations and the right to family reunification” which took place on 17 June 2013 in Ljubljana. This public event was organized by Ljubljana based NGOs Peace Institute and Slovenian Philanthropy in collaboration with the Festival of migrant film. Family reunification is the second most common reason for migrants to come to Slovenia (about a qua...Family reunification Gender and MigrationSlovenia
Is the obligation to protect the family reflected only in the already issued long-term residence permit for the purpose of family reunification? The focus of this article is on the family reunification proceedings before the Czech Ministry of the Interior. The author argues that the right to family life should be respected from the moment of lodging the application for family reunification. Family reunification Gender and Migration IntegrationCzech Republicarticles
The following article briefly discusses some of the main considerations of the European Court of Human Rights with regard to the issue of family reunification. The author describes the concept of family life as interpreted in the Court’s case-law and its approach towards family reunion in immigration cases. He notes that although States have a relatively broad discretion to organise their policy i...Family reunification Gender and Migration Integrationarticles
In order for a family to enjoy family life, all its family members shall be entitled to some form of right of residence in the same territory. In case of Slovak citizens the right of residence is indisputable, however; foreign nationals must often fulfil different legal conditions, certify it with number of documents, apply for residence and wait lengthy periods before decision is taken and the ri...Family reunification Gender and MigrationSlovakia
Family reunification has become a right of migrants quite recently, specifically, since this international norm was adopted as a civilizational achievement. Global mobility and the plurality of family forms as well as public opinion, which tends to favour restrictive migration and asylum policies, present new frameworks for reflection on the challenges and development of migrant family reunificati...Family reunification Gender and MigrationSloveniaarticles
Forms and compositions of family have become quite variable over the past decades. In Slovakia more and more families nowadays include family members who are foreign nationals. The article outlines who is considered a family member in different situations for purposes of family reunification in the territory of the Slovak Republic. Paradoxically, the family members of Slovak nationals do not enjoy...Family reunification Gender and MigrationSlovakia